Social Behavior And Personality : An International Journal

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The definition of a lie is ‘a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. Even if many of us don’t like to admit it, we all lie; some more than others, and some lies more severe than others. There can be several factors that lead up to one telling a lie such as having people perceive them in a different way, reducing conflict, or having their views seem less distant to others views. The title of the article is ‘Undergraduates’ Day-to Day Lying Behaviors: Implications, Targets and Psychological Characteristics’. The authors of this article are Su-Lin Chiu, Fu-Yuan Hong, and Shao-I Chiu. The article was published in ‘Social Behavior & Personality: an international journal. 2016 Vol. 44 Issue 8’. The article was published in September of 2016. The topic of this article was to analyze undergraduate students and they’re day-to-day lying behaviors such as occurrence, kinds of lying behavior and gender differences. Also, the researchers analyzed the correlation between undergraduates’ psychological characteristics and their lying behaviors. The social theory that was being studied was that of DePaulo’s which states “the content of 80% or more les is related to the psychological characteristics of the liar”. DePaulo has also declared there are five categories in which lying behavior falls under: cognition, explanation, achievement, fact/property and action/plan/whereabouts. There have been several studies based on lying
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